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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-06-08

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] PM Karamanlis briefed by Interior Minister on elections result
  • [02] European Parliament election final results in Greece
  • [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] PM Karamanlis briefed by Interior Minister on elections result

    Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis on Monday, a day after the Euroelections, was briefed by Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos on the European parliament elections results and the voting process.

    Pavlopoulos said that the voting process went smoothly and no problems arose for the voters.

    Referring to his party's (New Democracy) result, Pavlopoulos attributed the difference between ND and main opposition PASOK to the unprecedented abstention, explaining that the biggest proportion of abstainers were ND voters.

    [02] European Parliament election final results in Greece

    Interior Minister Prokopis Pavlopoulos announced on Monday noon the final results of the European Parliament elections held on Sunday throughout Greece. (20,530 election precincts out of 20,532).

    Main opposition PASOK, 36.65 percent (1,878,696 votes); Ruling New Democracy (ND)32.29% (1,655,461 votes); Communist Party(KKE) 8.35% (428,209 votes); Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) 7.15% (366,562 votes); Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) 4.70% (240,865 votes); Ecologists -Greens 3.49% (178,952 votes); The highest percentage among the smaller parties was amassed by Panellinio Makedoniko Metopo with 1.27%.

    The level of abstention reached 47.37 percent.

    According to the results PASOK and ND elect 8 MEP's each, KKE and LA.OS 2 MEP's each and SYRIZA and Ecologists - Greens 1 MEP each.

    [03] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Monday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    European parliament elections' results dominated the headlines on Monday in Athens' newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis' statement: The result does not satisfy us".

    APOGEVMATINI: "They lost the battle, not the war - Ruling New Democracy got the message and prepares its counterattack".

    AVGHI: "Something is wrong here.....

    AVRIANI: "50 percent of Greek people (the newspaper is referring to abstention) gave a hard lesson to Karamanlis and main opposition PASOK party leader".

    CHORA: "1 million ND supporters showed their bitterness".

    ELEFTHERI ORA: "Government pays for SIEMENS, Vatopedi monastery and Pavlidis scandals".

    ELEFTHEROS: "Karamanlis is responsible for PASOK's resurrection".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "One out of two Greeks did not go to vote".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "ND's plunge - Euroelections: Voters sent their message - Parties are trying to decipher results message".

    ESTIA: "Voters turned their backs on the government".

    ETHNOS: "Clear victory and the beginning of the reversal - George Papandreou: People demand national elections right now".

    KATHIMERINI: "Message to ruling New Democracy and abstention reaches record high - PASOK won with 4.3 percentage points".

    LOGOS: "Messages and abstention - The Greeks complained in many ways".

    NIKI: "PASOK's clear victory".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Communist party's is the driving force for the rejuvenation of the people's struggle".

    TA NEA: " Papandreou: National elections immediately Mr. Karamanlis".

    TO VIMA: "Vote of change - PASOK's major victory - Disquiet over high abstention rate".

    VRADYNI: "Citizens sent a resounding message to government and parties: Change policy".


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